Nov 27, 2019 11:30 PM

Kan. traffic accident spurs evacuation after liquid oxygen leak

Posted Nov 27, 2019 11:30 PM

Wednesday accident scene photo courtesy KCTV

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Fire department crews have evacuated an area near an industrial plant after a tractor-trailer crashed into a liquid oxygen unit in the Fairfax district of Kansas City, Kansas.

The crash occurred just after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Fire crews immediately started evacuation efforts after liquid oxygen began to leak out of containers.

Police say the truck driver had a medical episode which led to the crash. The driver is hospitalized and in stable condition.

The fire department said shortly before 5:15 p.m. the oxygen leak was shut off.

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Nov 27, 2019 11:30 PM
U.S. Attorney: Window tint job backfired on Kan. drug dealer

Stultz / photo Shawnee County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man whose auto windows were so darkly tinted that it gave police a reason to stop him was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison on a drug trafficking charge, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Ty Stultz, 44, Shawnee, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Police in Kansas City, Kan., responded to a complaint that a man in a silver Cadillac was selling drugs at an apartment complex. They spotted Stultz driving out of the complex.

They found probable cause to stop him when they noticed that the one-way glass in his windows appeared to violate state law, which prohibits window tinting that blocks more than 35 percent of sunlight. In the car, officers found methamphetamine and a .40 caliber handgun. A records check determined Stultz had prior drug convictions.